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Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.87 kg CO₂e
870 gCO₂e
Source: systematic review[1]

Peanut refers to the seed of the peanut plant. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. It doesn't include the GHG emissions from retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 0.87 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.[1]

The main source for this environmental impact information is a systematic literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact information for peanuts was obtained from six global warming potential (GWP) values published in three life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for peanuts had a median of 0.83 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 0.8 to 1.1 and had a standard deviation of 0.11.[1]

Other products

The table below lists products in the nut category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Chestnut (1 kg) 0.43
Peanut (1 kg) 0.87
Hazelnut (1 kg) 0.97
Pistachio (1 kg) 1.53

See also

  • Nuts - comparison of the environmental impacts of nuts


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783